Audition

Audition

Adobe Audition is a digital audio workstation from Adobe Systems featuring both a multitrack, non-destructive mix/edit environment and a destructive-approach waveform editing view.

Hardware Recommendations

Processor

Mixing, Plugins, Exporting

For digital audio production, it is beneficial to have more processor cores rather than a higher clockspeed per core.

Graphics

This application doesn't utilize (or makes slight use of) GPU acceleration, so a high-end graphics card is not required. Therefore, we recommend a Quadro T400.

Storage

In general, we recommend a two to four drive configuration depending on your budget and desired performance level:

  1. Primary Drive: SSD for the operating system, software and plugins
  2. Secondary Drive: another SSD, or for better performance, an NVMe Flash Storage Drive (the "HP Z Turbo Drive") for active project files and disk cache
  3. Optional Third Drive (SSD or HDD): rather than store the samples on the secondary drive, placing them on a third drive can improve performance and free up space
  4. Optional Fourth Drive (HDD): storage for the larger sound libraries on a hard disk drive which is

Memory

In general, 3-6GB of RAM per CPU core is recommended. For example, if you select a single 12-core processor, 32GB will suffice for basic tasks or 64GB for more demanding workloads.

If you are using many virtual instruments and plugins, we recommend 8GB of RAM per CPU core.


Configuration Recommendations

HP Z8 G4 Workstation

 

  • 28 cores, 2.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6238R
  • 192GB (12x 16GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • 2TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive

HP Z6 G4 Workstation

 

  • 24 cores, 2.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5220R
  • 128GB (4x 32GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive

HP Z6 G4 Workstation

 

  • 16 cores, 2.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 96GB (6x 16GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive

HP Z840 Workstation

 

  • Dual 14-Core 2.6GHz Intel Xeon Haswell E5-2697 v3 [28-cores / 56-threads]
  • 128GB (8x 16GB) of 2133MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

HP Z4 G4 Workstation

 

  • Intel Core i9-10900X (3.7 GHz base frequency, 10 cores)
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • 2TB SATA 2.5" Solid-State Drive

HP Z440 Workstation

 

  • 14-Core 2.6GHz Intel Xeon Haswell E5-2697 v3 [14-cores / 28-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2133MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

Condition

New: Purchased new from a HP authorized distributor. Never used. Ships in original manufacturer packaging.

Refurbished: Pulled from corporate environment in working condition. Tested upon arrival at our location and also after customization. Cosmetically grade A or B. Overall in good condition, but could have light scratches / scuffs. Ships in double-wall brown box with durable packaging material.